“Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism — not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters.
Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history.”
The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditationcompleted: 27 Jan 2022
I've been following Adri's blog since she was 17, and I simply love her writing. Wish she would write more.
Buster's notes are not short at all, and are fascinating to browse. They are mostly on dropbox paper.
I often scribble half-baked ideas, reactions to things I’ve read, or something useful I’ve heard. Sometimes they turn into longer blog posts or projects, but most of them sit in my notes app, unused.
Peter's blog reminded me of how having a window into someone's personal life can be really beautiful. I also appreciate his writing on grief.